Ogeechee Riverkeeper offers ongoing educational resources, free to use, for parents, teachers, and curious students. Education and Outreach Coordinator Melanie Sparrow is a Certified Project Wet/Wild/Learning Tree Educator. She is also a certified CARE guide.

  • Clean Halloween
    During the month of October, you are challenged to add a different kind of trick-or-treating to your routine. Put together a team of no more than 10 people and compete to collect the most trash by October 31!
  • Forest Ecology
    Go outside and find a tree in your backyard, school playground, community park, etc. Once you pick your tree, look at the different characteristics and identify your tree. Write down as many details about your tree’s habitat as you can.
  • Kiss The Ground: Free Educational Version
    Teachers and educators can watch a free 45-minute-long Educational Version of the Kiss the Ground movie. 
  • Water Conservation
    Fresh water is a finite resource. In addition to keeping our waterways clean, we also try to reduce water usage in general. Companies, businesses, and municipalities all have a responsibility to minimize their water consumption, but there are also a number of ways someone can conserve water in everyday ways. 
  • Twist Tie & Tie Dye
    Do you ever wonder what happens to the small trash from food or other product packaging after it has been thrown in the trash? Instead of throwing these things away, try reusing them -- or even dyeing some clothes.
  • Birding Basics
    Do you want to learn about birds but don’t know where to start? Do you often see or hear birds but don’t know how to identify them? Are you looking for a safe, different outdoor activity? Check out this guide to birding basics.
  • Nature-based Yoga Class
    Enjoy a gentle flow style yoga class with a watershed ecology theme alongside Melanie, our education & outreach coordinator.
  • Setting Seasonal Intentions for the Environment
    Do you find it hard to make and keep New Year’s resolutions? Try setting a “seasonal intention” instead! Use your creativity and science skills to come up with ways you can help the environment.
  • Nature poetry
    These writers turned to the outdoors for poetic inspiration. Read the winners from our first ORK poetry contest.
  • Watershed Trivia
    A watershed is a system of how water flows through an area moving sediment, water and dissolved materials into a common point. Submit your trivia answers to info@ogeecheeriverkeeper.org by July 31.
  • May Seeds So Summer Feeds
    The seedling activity is open to all ages and is suitable for homeschool activity for K-12 using Georgia Performance Standards/Standards of Excellence with science, earth systems and meteorology.
  • Draw a watershed
    Create your own watershed. Activity is open to all ages and is suitable for homeschool activity for 3-6th graders using Georgia Performance Standards/Standards or Excellence with vocabulary, science and art.